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Skansen Kronan, Gothenburg

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Skansen Kronan ("the Crown Sconce") is a redoubt on the hill Risåsberget, in the Haga district of Gothenburg, Sweden.

The fortress and its twin, Skansen Lejonet, were built to protect the city of Gothenburg against possible Danish attack, and thus had a similar purpose to the sea fort of New Älvsborg, which was built around the same time.
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  • We climbed up for the views and it was definitely worth it. Great panoramic views of the city all of the way down to the river. You can access it either via a set of stairs or a winding path on the... 
    We climbed up for the views and it was definitely worth it. Great panoramic views of the city all of the way down to the river. You can access it either via a set of stairs or a winding path on the...  more »
  • Skansen Kronan is on top of the hill. It’s good for a paronamic view of Goteborg. You can’t go inside the building though. Haga (old town area) is just at the bottom of it, so you can visit both at... 
    Skansen Kronan is on top of the hill. It’s good for a paronamic view of Goteborg. You can’t go inside the building though. Haga (old town area) is just at the bottom of it, so you can visit both at...  more »
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  • An exceptional viewing spot with lots of great vistas to discover. You can also interact with historical cannons or make a picnic. This is a great spot for viewing the city but also to appreciate the great fort of Kronan. Its walls are exceptionally thick and made of nicely coloured stones. It’s a great piece of defensive architecture, very voluminous, frozen still in time.
  • They have a great Christmas dinner/lunch, really good food and service, can definitely recommend. It's also a nice area outside, great for taking cityscape photos or just picnicking.

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